Home-Court: An Investigative Report On The Dwindling Nature Of One Of The NBA’s Most Standard Advantages

It is often speculated by NBA fans and talking heads alike that the impact of home-court advantage has become less significant in the modern era than it was in the days of old. Various arguments have and continue to be made in this regard. For one, many cite the increasing marketability of the league, via ESPN, national TV broadcasts, and modern technology in general, as one reason fan attendance has become less regional and more …

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NBA Rookie Ladder: Second Edition

A recurring note: This Rookie Ladder is essentially a running “rookie of the year” tab. Certain weeks were not, are not, and will not be weighed more heavily than others because they are more memorable or recent. Rather, each edition will provide an update on how the list of top-10 rookies stands on the season to date, one week at a time. Furthermore, neither age nor draft position will affect a player’s prospective standing here. …

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NBA Rookie Ladder

A quick note: This Rookie Ladder is essentially a running “rookie of the year” tab. Certain weeks were not, are not, and will not be weighed more heavily than others because they are more memorable or recent. Rather, each edition will provide an update on how the list of top-10 rookies stands on the season to date, one week at a time. Furthermore, neither age nor draft position will affect a player’s prospective standing here. …

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Shaquille O’Neal: An Investigative Report On The Legitimacy Of A Clutch Factor

Shaquille O’Neal is the most dominant big man in NBA history. He is widely recognized as one of the absolute greats, one of the few truly special players to ever grace a basketball court. Where his reputation falters quite a bit, however—and for good reason—is at the free throw line. The 7’1’’, 325-pound behemoth, affectionately dubbed ‘Shaq’, is routinely, and often comically, chided for his historically poor free throw shooting. It’s become such a popular …

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Hornets Franchise Leaderboard: All-Time And Current Record-Holders

The Franchise Leaderboard series looks at active and franchise leaders in five major statistical categories-points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals- for all thirty NBA franchises. Running through two teams per week, we look at the marks set by all-time leaders for each franchise, analyze the respective trajectories of current leaders, compare how they stack up, and do a bit of projecting. As in every preceding installment, each edition of the Franchise Leaderboard series comes with an …

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